Player Evals: Rawlings Prospect Catchers & Outfielders


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director & NC Director of Scouting

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the PBR Scout Day with Rawlings Prospects NC, in conjunction with an Open Prospect ID.  The event saw 34 prospects in attendance.  The Rawlings Prospects draw a majority of their roster from the Trinagle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 29 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.58 was the median sixty time
  • 6.09 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.20
  • 10 hitters posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher
  • 84 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 97 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 19 total pitchers threw bullpens

 

Rawlings Prospects NC - catchers & outfielders

 

 

CATCHERS

Brett Kutner C / Leesville, NC / 2025

Positional Profile: C.
Body: 5/11, 185 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: 2.54-2.76 pop times. Gets feet and hips in line to target, clean transfers across his chest.
Arm: R. C - 61 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, barrel over back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Barrel works uphill through the zone, gets extension out front, hands stay inside the ball, gap to gap approach.
Power: 66 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should jump as the body matures.
Run:9.48 runner in the 60.

Bryce Norvell C / 1B / Leesville Road, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: C/1B.
Body: 6/3, 165 pounds. Athletic, lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense: 2.43-2.55 pop times. C-Feet gain ground to target, clean transfers across his midsection, has bend to hips receiving, average to above average hands. IF-Plays relaxed, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. C - 66 mph. INF - 60 mph.  C-Accurate, medium arm stroke, over the top slot. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, narrow, slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Weight loads back with a small leg lift, average stride, hands get back. Balanced, uphill barrel path, gap to gap approach, some feel for the barrel.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.57 runner in the 60. 

Blake Faulkner C / 3B / Rolesville , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: C/3B.
Body: 6/1, 165 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense: 2.18-2.44 pop times. IF-Relaxed, catches the ball in the center of his body, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers. C-Feet gain ground to targe, clean tranfers across his midsection, average hands receiving.
Arm: R. C - 72 mph. INF - 66 mph.  IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot. C-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride. Quick hands, short to the ball, some lift to the barrel path, gap to gap approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Some strength off the barrel, better than average bat speed.
Run:7.28 runner in the 60.

Braden Matala C / RHP / Wake Forest, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP.
Body: 5/11, 165 pounds. Athletic frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: 2.44-2.76 pop times. Feet gain ground to target, clean transfers across his midsection.
Arm: . C - 66 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: . Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Loose hands, short to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, has feel for his barrel working through the middle of the field
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:8.14 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side saddle on the 3B side. Small rocker and easy turn. Leg lifts to the belt. Slight coil and uncoil out of balance. Small uphill leverage with a high front side as the hands break. Lands open to his line with a square foot-strike. Athletic finish
Arm Action: . Medium arm swing. Arm has some athleticism in it as it loads the scapular. Pelvic tilt takes the release to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed
FB: T73, 70-73 mph.  rpm. Some ride and run with a 1:15 spin out of the hand. Elevated with more feel for the arm side.
CB: 59-62 mph.  rpm. Hump out of the hand. Early action. Big tilt with some depth. 11/5 tilt.
CH: 60-66 mph.  rpm. Similar metrics to the fastball relying on change of speed for deception. Around the zone. Slows arm a bit

 

 

OUTFIELDERS

Zack Mays OF / Wakefield, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 6/1, 165 pounds. Lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 77 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, open base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, small hand load back. Short to the ball, stays inside and through the ball, gets extension out front, has barrel feel with a middle of the field approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.00 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Avant OF / RHP / Fuquay Varina , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5/11, 190 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, soft hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 81 mph. Accurate with some carry, quick arm through an overhand release.
Hit: R. Relaxed, open base, bat rest on back shoulder. Average stride to even, hands load back. Aggressive swing, quick hands, some lift to the barrel path, gets extension out front, works middle and to his pull side.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.39 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Wide stance. Simple rocker and pivot, on the 3B side. Leg kick to the belt, coiling to a closed position. Uncoils out of balance. Lands open to his line with a square foot-strike. Some effort. Has intent. Finishes with balance
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to an exaggerated over-the-top slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T81, 77-81 mph. 1762 rpm. 12:30 spin at release. Plays true. Better feel for arm side
CB: 65-67 mph. 1686 rpm. Hard downer with depth. 11/5 tilt. Thrown with aggression. Around the zone.
CH: 69-71 mph. 1446 rpm. Similar movement metrics to the fastball. Tends to push with decreased arm speed

Dylan Mason OF / RHP / Rolesville , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5/11, 185 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, uses a two hand catch in front of his left foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 79 mph. Accurate with some carry, arm has quickness through a high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, sits in legs, hands at back shoulder. Short stride to even, hands load back. Quick hands, flat barrel path through the zone, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, above average bat speed.
Run:7.58 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 1B side. Simple turn with out a rocker. Lifts to the belt with a slight pelvic tilt. Closes down at balance, working back to a square foot strike that is slightly across his line. Falls to the 1B side on finish
Arm Action: R. Plunges out of the glove. Works back to an over-the-top slot. Solid arm speed.
FB: T79, 76-79 mph. 2157 rpm. Some ride and carry. Worked with aggression. Elevated at times
CB: 64-65 mph. 1859 rpm. Early, gradual downer action. Solid arm speed.
CH: 67-71 mph. 1309 rpm. Lacks some feel. Tends to choke, decreasing the arm speed needed for deception

Samuel Bretherick OF / RHP / Wakefield, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5/9, 135 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Aggressive through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, relaxed hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 65 mph. Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: L. Slightly closed base, weight over back leg, barrel on back shoulder. Hands go back, leg kick, average stride. Direct barrel path, level through the zone, line drive approach working through the middle of the field.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.79 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and turn. Lifts to the belt. Stable over the rubber. Breaks on time. Slighlty uphill through the shoulders. Works on-line, landing slightly open to his line with a square foot-strike. Balanced finish. Solid direction
Arm Action: R. Long, clean arm action. Works to an over-the-top slot. Occasionally turns the ball early in the cocking phase. Average arm speed.
FB: T70, 66-70 mph. 1699 rpm. Some ride out of the hand with a 12:45 spin at release. Elevated. Some feel for the arm side
CB: 59-61 mph. 1678 rpm. Slows arm. Raw and still developing consistent spin. Around the zone.
CH: 58-61 mph. 1436 rpm. Similar tunnel and metrics to the fastball. Relying on speed difference for deception

CJ Whitaker OF / RHP / East Wake, NC / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 6/4, 160 pounds. Young, lanky frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, relaxed hands, clean transfers. IF-Active feet, relaxed hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: .  INF - 61 mph. OF - 63 mph. OF-Accurate, short arm action, over the top slot. IF-Accurate, short arm action,over the top slot.
Hit: . Open base, has knee bend, hand above back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, average stride, hands get back. Flat barrel path through the zone, some quickness to his hands, works through the middle of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should increase as the body matures.
Run:8.2 runner in the 60. 

Isaiah Faulkner OF / SS / Corinth Holders, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/SS.
Body: 6/1, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic build, quickness present.
Defense:  Aggressive through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 72 mph. Accurate, short arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, hands load back. Quick hands, flat barrel path, gets extension out front, works through the middle and ot his pull side.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, strength off the barrel.
Run:7.07 runner in the 60. 

Cole Parker OF / SS / Wakefield , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/SS.
Body: 5/11, 145 pounds. Thin frame, room to add strength.
Defense:  Fluid through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 83 mph. Accurate with some carry, quick arm, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands above back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, toe tap, short stride. Loose hands with quickness, short to ball, barrel stays through the zone, works middle and to his pull side with barrel awareness.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.8 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and slide to the 1B side. Some rhythm. Lift to the mid-chest. Loose hips. Level, works on -line, landing in-line and square. Balanced finish.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with some athleticism in the arm. High-3/4 slot working out of his sleeve. Good arm speed.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. 1910 rpm. Firm. Played straight with occasional late running action when going to the arm side. Better feel for the arm side
CB: 68-70 mph. 1938 rpm. Hump out of the hand. Early, sweeping action. Average arm speed. Around the zone.
CH: 66-68 mph. 1480 rpm. Similar to the fastball with its life and action. Better feel for arm side. Average arm speed